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Lesson 12 - GigaHoop and Digitizer

The largest embroidery design for the Janome MemoryCraft 10001, 10000, 9700, 9500, or 300E that can be created in DigitizerPro is a design for sewing in the B hoop. The sewing area, represented by the red box, is approximately 5.5" by 7 3/4".
 
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You can create a design that will sew in every square inch of this hoop. In fact, if you create a giant square from corner to corner, you will create almost 43 square inches of embroidery!

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Our design totaled 39,816 stitches!
The GigaHoop is not represented as one of the hoops for which you can create designs in either Digitizer Pro or Digitizer 10000.
 
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The GigaHoop sews specially created designs that are layout files. They have a file extension of .arg (Arrangement files). They are created exclusively in the Janome Customizer 10000 Plus software.
GigaHoop designs are actually two B-hoop sized designs that overlap side to side so they have a total dimension of approximately 8" by 9". When a GigaHoop design, an .arg file, is transferred to any of the MemoryCrafts listed above, the MemoryCraft is programmed to sew the right B-hoop sized design completely, and then sew the left B-hoop sized design upside down.

In order to create actual GigaHoop layout files, we use Customizer 10000 Plus software (please see the Easy GigaHoop lessons).